People of ancient Italy. The Sabines occupied an area to the north-east of Rome along the eastern side of the *Tiber valley and extending to the *Apennine uplands. Their main centres in the Tiber valley were Cures, Eretum, and Trebula Mutuesca, and in the central Apennines *Reate, Amiternum, and Nursia. Tradition maintained that the Sabines were the ancestors of all the ‘Sabellian’ peoples (see
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